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The best rangefinders..???

 
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Old 11-24-2002, 08:25 AM
 
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i took my leica 800 out yesterday. the weather conditions were sub-optimal for ranging. the snow as falling moderately with a wind of around 10mph. obects less than 200 yds would range most of the time. if it was greater than 200 yds, i got the error code. it's too bad they sold out of the 1200 model. the 1200 is suppose to have better electronics to help with ranging in inclimate weather. i may return the 800 [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 12-04-2002, 02:29 AM
 
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Old 12-04-2002, 05:18 AM
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Re: The best rangefinders..???

How much are the Vectors running and where can one get them? Oh ya, how far in bright sunlight do you get with them? What is the farthest it has ranged too, I just got 1240 yards with my Bushy 1000 the other day, it was overcast with quite a bit of cloud cover, a low was moving in. It was bangin out 1000 to 1150 pretty fast, about like it does at dawn or dusk just a bit slower.
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Old 12-04-2002, 05:33 AM
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You never said where I could get one and what they cost though? [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Sounds like they do a good job though.
Are they eyesafe? [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 12-04-2002, 11:44 AM
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Re: The best rangefinders..???

S1, I'd like to hear where and how much also!!! [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] I was already considering spending my income tax refund check(FYI, I'm not married) on some Geovids so caugh up the info, can I get them at my local National Guard Armory?!? [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img] Believe it our not, last night I was looking at the Geovids in the Leica catalog I picked up at the '98 SHOT show and noticed that they were missing one vital piece of information.....inclination angle! Seriously, you're killing me, do tell....PLEASE. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 12-04-2002, 01:05 PM
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OK, S1, sorry but I couldn't wait! I found the Leica Technologies website http://www.leica-vectronix.com/index.htm and called their contact phone number. They gave me another number to Ashbury International(1-703-404-0335) who is their distributor to get info(with pricing) from. I'll hopefully be getting an info pack and price sheet for the Vector IV in the mail soon. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] FYI, the Leica Geovid and the Vector, while being very similar are made by seperate divisions of Leica. The Geovid is manufactured by the Leica Camera division, while the Vector is manufactured by the Leica Technology division. Another quick note: I was watching the Discovery Channel's four part program on Snipers a few weeks ago, and noticed the military was using a LRF that resembled a Geovid but had a different outer casing......you guessed it, it WAS a Vector. I sure hope the price isn't TOO much more than the Geovids. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] Time will tell.
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